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Did you know?
Did you know information on current employment opportunities with the City of Concord is provided in several ways? Details can be obtained at the Human Resources Department (66 Union Street South), via Jobs Line (704-920-JOBS), on concordnc.gov, and from the NC Workforce Career Center (2275 Kannapolis Hwy, 704-786-3183).
 
Highlights of the April 10 City Council Meeting
Please visit concordnc.gov to see the Council Agenda in its entirety.
 
Presented a plaque to the family of Bob Baucom, recognizing the naming of a shelter at Les Myers Park for him in honor of his contributions to the City of Concord.
 
Special presentation to Mayor Scott Padgett, who was recognized by the Logan Community Day Care Board at the annual Robert Mathis breakfast on April 5.
 
Presented a retirement plaques to:
  • Patricia Flowe – Housing, 15 years of service 
  • Donnie Hamrick  – Housing, 27 years of service   
  • Walter Stofford – Police, 21 years of service
Recognition of Rider Transit as the Safest Small Urban Bus System in North Carolina by the North Carolina Public Transit Association for 2012-2013 and 2013-14. 
 
Presented the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  
 
Conducted a public hearing and adopted the annual Agency Plan for the Housing Department.
 
Recognized the Mountain Laurel Homeowners' Association into the City's Partnership for Stronger Neighborhoods program.
 
Approved a request from Piedmont Farmers Market to utilize space at Les Myers Park from May-October.
 
Accepted grant funding from NC Division of Aviation to purchase a refurbished Aircraft Rescue Firefighting truck and design the South Apron Expansion project at Concord Regional Airport.
 
Authorized the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Insituform Technologies, Inc. for the rehabilitation of manholes and sewer lines.
 
Approved the Backyard Garbage and Recycling Collection Policy, creating a process for Solid Waste Services to qualify customers who are not able to roll their carts out to the curb for collection.
 
Approved a street closure request from the Concord Downtown Development Corporation for the 2014 Union Street Live concert series and providing in-kind services for the events.
 
Recycle electronics and celebrate Earth Day in Historic Downtown Concord
Downtown Concord businesses will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 12 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Activities include: free Electronics Recycling drop-off in the Bicentennial Parking Lot; Earth Day rePLAY for kids at Trashed; learn how to take care of the Earth; and Earth-friendly giveaways! You can also browse Earth Day photos in Downtown shop windows and vote on your favorite through Saturday, April 19. Check out concordnc.gov or the Facebook event page for more information!
 
Spring Herb and Plant Festival will be rain or shine on April 12
The Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association presents the ninth annual Spring Herb and Plant Festival! Come rain or shine on Saturday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Piedmont Farmers Market, 518 Winecoff School Road. See over 70 vendors, artisans, and growers offering herbs, flowers, plants, pottery, birdhouses, metal works, woodworking, foods, soaps, local honey, and much, much more. David Goforth, Extension Agent, and the Cabarrus County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions about gardening. Visit mastergardenerscabarrus.org for more.
 
Good Friday holiday schedule, Bunny Run 5K and other events planned
In observance of Good Friday, City of Concord offices will be closed on Friday, April 18. Friday customers will have a one day delay for garbage, recycling, and bulky waste collection, with Friday's items collected on Saturday. Visit concordnc.gov for information about other service changes and several events planned throughout the area.
 
Mustangs to attempt breaking world record during birthday celebration
Between April 16 and 20, Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting the Mustang Club of America's east coast 50th Birthday Celebration. Many events are planned, including Friday, April 18 when an estimated 800 Ford Mustangs will depart from zMax Dragway at 6:00 p.m. and parade through Concord to a cruise-in in downtown Kannapolis. The cars will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for largest number of Mustangs rolling (in motion) in a caravan. Heavy traffic and delays are expected along Bruton Smith Boulevard, Weddington Road, George W. Liles Parkway, and Poplar Tent Road between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. For more information about the Mustang Birthday Celebration, go to visitcabarrus.com/mustang. More details about the parade and Kannapolis cruise-in are available at cityofkannapolis.com/mustangevent.
 
Pardon our dust: municipal building repair project
The City of Concord will soon begin a project to remedy a moisture intrusion problem currently affecting the foundation of the municipal building at 26 Union Street S. This project is necessary to the maintenance of the building and to the value of this public asset. Necessary excavation on the sidewalk and work in front of the municipal building will begin on Monday, April 28 and more details about this project will be available as the date approaches. Visit the City Hall Blog for project updates.
 
Parks and Recreation highlights
Please see the Spring 2014 issue of Leisure Times for a full list of programs offered by the Parks and Recreation Department.
 
Bunny Run 5K and festival
The Bunny Run 5K and Festival will take place on Saturday, April 19 in Historic Downtown Concord. After the run, stay for some fun! The Bunny Run Festival will be Downtown from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This free spring festival is great for the entire family and includes a climbing wall, inflatable amusements, arts and crafts, face painting, the Easter Bunny, and an interactive DJ with games and prizes.
 
Habitat Heroes Club
When school's out, children 6-12 years old can get outside (weather permitting) and check out habitats of rabbits, deer, fish, frogs, birds, and more. Habitat Heroes are boys and girls who enjoy animals, nature, and just being outside. Each program focuses on a different animal's habitat and its preservation importance in a fun, creative way. Come prepared for the weather and bring a change of clothes. Each program meets 9:00 a.m. until noon and costs $10 ($5 for City residents). For dates, locations, and registration, visit concordparksandrec.org.
 
City of Concord upcoming meetings
Unless otherwise noted, location is second floor of Municipal Building, 26 Union Street, S.
 
April
22 at 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment
May
6 at 4:00 p.m. City Council work session
 
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